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Re: Clutch install time (archive)

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Posted by John on November 27, 2000 at 12:29:55:

In Reply to: Clutch install time posted by Kyle on November 24, 2000 at 18:48:48:

How long does it take to put in a new clutch? Also are there any special tools required?

Another tip from the school of "why didn't I do that." I replaced the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, and guibo when I replaced the clutch. All was well for about a month until I saw small puddles of oil on the floor. Turns out the rear main seal developed a progressive leak and soon began to pour oil out of the bell housing. While you are in to that area of the car it is not a bad idea to look at the pilot bushing and rear main seal. If time is not critical, reseal the shift linkage and front and rear transmission seals. The second time I pulled the transmission to do the rear main, I spent quite a while under the car looking for anything else that would be easy to repair while the transmission and exhaust were out of the way.

The clutch job really isn't that bad to do, but really sucks having to do it twice!!!

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